Kona Fishing – Report December 31, 2016 – The Big Island of Hawaii – It’s been a busy few weeks here around the Christmas holiday in Kona and thankfully the fishing has remained fairly good, even though, the weather was spotty from day to day as it sometimes happens this time of year.
Despite the inconsistent weather, the fishing has been fairly consistent. In the past few weeks we have caught a lot of Shortbilled Spearfish with multiple strikes and/or catches on charters. There have also been some good Mahi Mahi action of late as this winter species move into the islands. Last week we also had a brief flurry of good Yellow fin Tuna action. We managed to weigh one fish going 177 pounds and several other boats also checked in good fish with one skiff landing three in one trip.
There are a lot of small Blue Marlin around right now, and on one 1/2 day charter last week we had a triple strike and caught and tagged 2 of the 3 fish. On that particular charter, we lost a Shortbilled Spearfish and also caught the nice Yellowfin Tuna. That’s a lot to get done in a short 4-hour trip. On Friday the 30th, we missed a spearfish, caught a nice Ono (Wahoo) and also caught a Striped Marlin about 90 pounds as well. Read more